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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

For Slovakia, Lessons in Effective Activism

August 10, 2015 | by Fedor Blaščák

Civil society in Slovakia has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tax system unlike any in the world is helping to shape its revival.

Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

August 7, 2015 | by Chris Stone

It has been more than a quarter-century since the Open Society Foundations began work in Russia to support the aspirations of the Russian people. Despite recent events, those efforts persist today.

Ukraine’s Deadly Medicines Bottleneck

August 4, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe

With the government turning its back on regions it has lost control of, dwindling medicine stockpiles in Ukraine threaten the lives of thousands.

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

July 31, 2015 | by Delaine Le Bas, Tímea Junghaus

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

Grantee Spotlight

For Those Seeking Education Opportunities Overseas, a Link to the Outside World

July 30, 2015 | by Zoe Brogden

For students living in places with little access to information, figuring out how to study abroad can be daunting. A network of advising centers is changing that.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 | by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.

Case Watch: European Court Urges Italy to Legally Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

July 22, 2015 | by Zsolt Bobis

The European Court of Human Rights has urged Italy to introduce a form of civil union or registered partnership to enable the legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

July 16, 2015 | by Zsuzsanna Nyitray, Simon Cox

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

Why the Failure of Greece Is a European Problem

July 10, 2015 | by Antonia Zafeiri, Manos Moschopoulos

A Greek exit from the euro may be weathered by global financial markets, but it would go against the very principles the European Union was founded upon.

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